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CineFAM Film Festival celebrates its 7th edition at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Toronto, ON – CineFAM Film Festival will celebrate 7 years of bringing thought provoking films December 8-10th, live at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto and online.

This year’s festival looks at the ways in which women of colour connect, create and thrive. In a time where we are seeing radical changes to the ways in which we as a culture create and consume stories, we look to ways in which our stories will survive us. Who will continue our legacy? What are the bonds we form today that will create the future we want to see?

CineFAM will celebrate acceptance, belonging and bold identities. The festival will start with a mixer on December 8 at TIFF’s Founders Lounge, followed by two nights of screenings at TIFF Bell Lightbox totaling 17 films around the festival themes; The Ties That Bind on December 9 and Shifting Identities on December 10. “We are excited to extend our collaboration with TIFF and make it a home to one of CaribbeanTales Media Group’s signature festivals: CineFAM”, shares Festival Director Diana Webley.

Running simultaneously to the festival, CineFAM ShopTalks will return online to this year’s CineFAM edition starting November 21st. The series further amplifies the voices of Canadian women and non-binary filmmakers of colour. The popular program encourages filmmakers to talk about diversity in the film industry and to share their challenges, further exploring how this influences their filmmaking.  CineFAM ShopTalk conversations reveal commonalities across Canada, as well as region-specific disadvantages. 

CineFAM Film Festival In-Person Schedule:

Friday, December 8 at 6:30PM:
CineFAM Film Festival Mixer, catered by LUMA (Get Tickets)

Saturday, December 9 at 6:30PM:
CineFAM Screenings: The Ties That Bind (Get Tickets)

Wherever You Are, Wherever I Am by Kay Chan

Answer by Marie-Lee Brunet

Intersection by Sunita Miya-Muganza

Ivory Tulle by Jax Guillen

Progress is a Spiral Upwards by Sab Meynert

All Strings Attached by Josiane Blanc

For Roy by Vivian Cheung

A Digital Hogan’s Alley by Vicky Plancher

Sunday, December 10 at 6:30PM:
CineFAM Screenings: Shifting Identities (Get Tickets)

ColorBlind by Nauzanin Knight

I Want My Voice Black by Reese Barrow

Better at texting by Mary Galloway

Badassery by Sunita Miya-Muganza

Saturday Fuego Diablo by Anita Abbasi

Watch The Festival Trailer

CineFAM Virtual Film Festival will also highlight filmmakers from the CaribbeanTales Limitless Internship Program:

In the Stillness by Naira Adedeji

Second Wind by Celestina Aleobua & Sochima Nwakaeze

Series Title: “Happy, Pappy?”, Episode Title: “Happy’s Big Day” by Nauzanin Knight

Memoirs to Little Jamaica by Chelsea Nyomi

A Digital Hogan’s Alley Vicky Plancher

See Film Guide

About CineFAM

CineFAM is a Haitian Creole word meaning “films by women”. Founded by filmmaker and producer Frances-Anne Solomon in 2016, CineFAM is registered as a not-for-profit company in Canada. CineFAM’s mandate is to support bold, original film stories by Women and non-binary creators of colour around the globe. Since 2016, annual activities include: a 3-day film festival; a short film challenge for emerging filmmakers. In 2019, CineFAM launched its first Feature Film Incubator for Canadian women of colour directors.

Ticket Prices:  $14-$25
Address: TIFF Lightbox, 350 King St W, Toronto ON M5V 3X5
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